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Face Doctor Soap has had remarkable success clearing up acne and complexion problems for people of all ages, because it eliminates microscopic parasites now thought by some to be the cause of the problem. It was awarded the 14th Annual Salon International Award for inventions in Geneva, Switzerland, where it was touted as being a "truly advanced skin care product." Skin that is rough and flushes, or if it is aging prematurely, experiencing acne, eczema, psoriasis or other blemishes, means there could be parasite activity. A team of doctors isolated a small unseen parasite called Human Demodex (demodex folliculorum aka the Eyelash Creature).

Many researchers believe that this parasite can cause complexion to become rough, lumpy and reddish, cause hair loss, premature aging of the skin, enlarged pores and acne.

The parasite looks like a microscopic worm and it feeds off skin. It takes only 10 days to grow from egg to full size and it multiplies at an extremely rapid rate if not treated properly, leading to Acne Rosacea, a bizarre type of skin rash that occurs primarily on the face.

In the Western Hemisphere, many theories about the origin of Rosacea have been put forth, but doctors are starting to accept that complexion problems may be due to this parasite. After extensive research, Dr. Mark Dahl, Chairman of the Dept. of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, concluded that the lesions of virtually all Rosacea patients are infected by a parasite. And in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Frank C. Powell reported that 42 patients with Rosacea had on average four times as many of these parasites on their facial skin as compared to people without the condition.

For the general prevention of communicable diseases, washing hands during the day has been found to be an underutilized tool. Among those who do wash their hands regularly, many are not doing so correctly. Here are some tips from the report, on washing your hands effectively.

Wet your hands with warm, running water and apply liquid soap or use clean bar soap. Lather well.
Rub your hands vigorously together for at least 15 to 20 seconds.
Scrub all surfaces, including the backs of your hands, wrists, between your fingers and under your fingernails.
Rinse well.
Dry your hands with a clean or disposable towel.
Use a towel to turn off the faucet, and to open the door.
 

 
 

Personal Hygiene Changes can help with the following:
 
 
Immunity  Weakened Immune System

Infections

  Cystitis, Bacterial Bladder Infection
 For women, poor personal hygiene following urination or defecation can expose the vagina and urethra to bacteria from the surrounding area. To prevent bladder infections, practice good personal hygiene by always "wiping front to back" to keep bacteria from entering and colonizing the vagina and urethra. Wash the skin around the vagina, perineum and rectum daily. Shower or bathe but avoid bubble baths, bath oils and scented soaps, which can act as irritants. During menstruation, change sanitary pads every 2-3 hours and tampons every 4-5 hours. Sanitary pads and tampons containing deodorants or perfumes can irritate the skin, allowing bacteria to enter.

  Parasite, Pinworm Infection
 The following practices will help reduce the risk of continuous self-reinfection:
  • Bathe when you wake up to help reduce egg contamination.
  • Change and wash your underwear each day. Frequent changing of night clothes is recommended.
  • Change underwear, night clothes and sheets after each treatment. Because the eggs are sensitive to sunlight, open blinds or curtains in bedrooms during the day.
  • Personal hygiene should include washing hands after going to the toilet, before eating and after changing diapers.
  • Keep fingernails trimmed short.
  • Discourage nail-biting and scratching the bare anal region.

  Colds and Influenza
 The best way to reduce the likelihood of infection is regular hand washing, along with not touching the nose, eyes or mouth. The flu is highly contagious disease, spreading mostly by direct person-to-person contact. With the flu, coughing - even more than sneezing - is the most effective method of transmission.

  Athletes Foot
 Several placebo controlled studies report that good foot hygiene alone can cure athlete's foot even without medication in as much as 40% of cases. Study protocols usually include twice-daily washing and drying of the feet and the mild antifungal activity in the cream vehicle used for the placebo[Am Fam Physician 2001;64:pp.7916,8034]

Lab Values

  Low White Count
 When your white count is low, consider additional personal hygiene measures to reduce the risk of infection. Examples of these could include:
  • Washing your hands frequently, and reminding those who come in contact with you to do the same.
  • Keeping fingernails short and neatly trimmed, being careful not to trim cuticles or cut nails so short they bleed.
  • Avoiding persons with colds or infections. Don't be embarrassed to wear a surgical face mask in crowded circumstances.
  • Avoiding fresh flowers, plants or fruits that can carry bacteria and fungi.
  • Inspecting for cuts and scratches which should be cleaned and have a new dressing applied at least once per day.
  • Cleaning your mouth several times each day by brushing and the regular use of an antiseptic mouthwash.

Skin-Hair-Nails

  Pruritus Ani
 Here are some things you can do to help keep the area clean.
  • Wash the anus after going to the toilet to pass feces. The aim is to clear any remnant of feces which may irritate the skin. Using a bidet or a handheld sprayer which attaches to a faucet at home will help rinse the area
  • Dab the area dry, don't wipe.
  • When washing around the anus it is best to use water only. If you use soap, use bland non-scented soap. All natural skin and bath products have helped some.
  • When you are not at home, use a moistened cloth or a special moistened tissue to clean the anus. You can buy moistened tissues from pharmacies.
  • Bath or shower daily. If possible, wash the anus with water only. If you use soap around the anus, rinse well.
  • Change your underwear daily.

  •   Psoriasis
     Please see the description of a new soap being used to treat facial skin problems under "Personal Hygiene Changes".

      Adult Acne
     Please see the description of a new soap being used to treat facial skin problems under "Personal Hygiene Changes".

      Adolescent Acne
     Please see the description of a new soap being used to treat facial skin problems under "Personal Hygiene Changes".

      Rosacea
     Please see the description of a new soap being used to treat facial skin problems under "Personal Hygiene Changes".

      Hyperhidrosis
     Washing under your arms with a mild soap once or twice a day can help reduce the bacteria in your armpits that actually cause offensive odor. This will not reduce the sweating, but can help with any offensive odor generated by these bacteria. Plese see the link to Lavilin also.

      Eczema
     Please see the description of a new soap being used to treat facial skin problems under "Personal Hygiene Changes".
     
     


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